The 2022 Wheelwright Prize
will begin accepting applications
in Fall 2021.
      

GERMANE BARNES WINS HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN’S 2021 WHEELWRIGHT PRIZE

Fellowship to support Barnes’s research proposal Anatomical Transformations in Classical Architecture, an examination of classical Roman and Italian architecture through contributions of the African Diaspora



Cambridge, MA (May 10, 2021) — Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) is pleased to name Germane Barnes the winner of the 2021 Wheelwright Prize, a grant to support investigative approaches to contemporary architecture, with an emphasis on globally minded research. With his winning proposal Anatomical Transformations in Classical Architecture, Barnes will examine Roman and Italian architecture through the lens of non-white constructors, studying how spaces have been transformed through the material contributions of the African Diaspora while creating new architectural possibilities that emerge within investigations of Blackness. As with past Wheelwright winners, the 100,000 USD prize is intended to fund two years of Barnes’s research and travel.

Barnes will commence his research project this summer, with archival research geared toward generating an index of the portico typology throughout Italy and Northern Africa, as well as maps that show the spatial mobility of the porch and the portico across continents and cultures. Central to Barnes’s proposal is the idea that porch-as-portico may offer a new frame on the spatial and conceptual terrain through which one finds inventions of race, identity, and the built environment.

“The past year has shown the world that marginalized communities offer more than a cursory look, but a thorough excavation of their contributions and legacies,” Barnes says. “As a Black architect I have struggled with the absence of my identity in the profession, and there have been moments where I have questioned my talent and ideologies because they failed to gain recognition in prominent architecture circles. To believe that the only way to measure success is acceptance was a thought I had to exterminate. I am fortunate to have a support system that challenges these systems of exclusion because it gives importance and agency to Black spatial investigations. To be selected as the winner of this year’s Wheelwright Prize provides credibility that Blackness is a viable and critical discourse, and strengthens my resolve and confidence in my professional trajectory. My hope is that my win and the work that follows it will be a necessary accelerant to provide more opportunities and exposure to Black practitioners and researchers.”

“Harvard GSD is proud and honored to award the 2021 Wheelwright Prize to Germane Barnes for a research proposal that is at once sweeping and nuanced,” says Sarah M. Whiting, Harvard GSD’s Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture. “His focus on the classical origins of a familiar type—the porch—is both potently precise and generously speculative. Importantly, Barnes positions his research in terms of overlooked or underacknowledged connections and contributions, focusing upon a specific architectural question and, from there, suggesting a constellation of revelations. Barnes delivers the specificity, the technical skill, the innovation, and the passion that promise to make his project significant both for architecture as a discipline and for architectural culture writ large.”

The 2021 Wheelwright Prize is juried by: David Brown, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture; David Hartt, Carrafiell Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design; Mark Lee, Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD; Megan Panzano, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Program Director of Undergraduate Architecture Studies at Harvard GSD; Sumayya Vally, founder and principal of Counterspace Studio; and Sarah M. Whiting, Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture at Harvard GSD.

Barnes was among four remarkable finalists selected from more than 150 applicants, hailing from 45 countries. The 2021 Wheelwright Prize jury commends finalists Luis Berríos-Negrón, Iulia Statica, and Catty Dan Zhang for their promising research proposals and presentations.

Barnes follows 2020 Wheelwright Prize winner Daniel Fernández Pascual, whose Wheelwright project Being Shellfish: The Architecture of Intertidal Cohabitation is in its travel-research phase.

Now in its ninth cycle, the Wheelwright Prize is an open international competition that awards 100,000 USD to a talented early-career architect to support expansive, intensive design research. The annual prize is dedicated to fostering innovative, boundary-driving architectural research that is informed by cross-cultural engagement, and that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse. Previous winners have presented diverse research proposals, including studies of kitchen typologies around the world; the architecture and culture of greenhouses; and the potential of seaweed, shellfish, and the intertidal zone to advance architectural knowledge and material futures.

About Germane Barnes and 2021 Wheelwright Prize proposal,
Anatomical Transformations in Classical Architecture

Through his research and design practice Studio Barnes, Barnes investigates the connection between architecture and identity. Mining architecture’s social and political agency, he examines how the built environment influences black domesticity. He is Director of Studio Barnes in Miami and the former Designer-In-Residence for the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, where he led a multi-site urban revitalization project. He is currently the Director of the Community Housing Identity Lab (CHIL) at the University of Miami School of Architecture. Learning from historical data and perspectives from within architecture as well as cultural and ethnic studies, CHIL posits that the built environment is manipulated by factors that extend far beyond conventional construction methods. Barnes’s design and research contributions have been published and exhibited in several international institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Pin-Up Magazine, the Graham Foundation, The New York Times, Architect Magazine, DesignMiami/ Art Basel, the Swiss Institute, Metropolis Magazine, Curbed, and the National Museum of African American History, where he was identified as one of the future designers on the rise.

With Anatomical Transformations in Classical Architecture, Barnes observes that, while Blackness in America carries a particular connotation, there is an absence of consideration as to how Roman and Italian architecture may be understood through the lens of non-white constructors. His Wheelwright proposal uses the porch, and the portico, as a lens to view issues of racism, classicism, criminalization, and colonization, proposing study of the porch and its different machinations as a lens of spatial mobility. Barnes points to classical architecture’s direct relation to the porch, materialized as the portico—which, like the porch, operates at multiple scales, including residential, civic, and human. Scale represents more than purely measurement, Barnes observes, arguing that the porch as portico will be an entry point to considering the spatial and conceptual terrain through which one finds inventions of race, identity, and the built environment.

In particular, Barnes proposes a focus on the column as perhaps the most identifiable feature of the portico, asking: What would a columnar order derived from a Black body resemble? The evaluation of the human body as a system of measurement is required, Barnes observes, in order to propose new interpretations of bodily form that centers the unwritten history of the African Diaspora in Rome.

Ultimately, Barnes will create an index of porticoes throughout Rome and Northern Africa, generating maps that show the spatial mobility of the porch and the portico across continents and cultures. He will also create maps that outline the diasporic enclaves within Italy as well as maps that articulate the Italian influence within Northern Africa. He will then utilize the same process specific to Italian column orders to create a new column order derived from Blackness, one that, he writes, provides clear authorship to Black building methodologies. An additional outcome will be the production of 1:1 scale Black column variants. This Black column variant, when placed alongside Corinthian, Ionic, Doric, and Tuscan orders, will be used to revise the form of Italian colonial architecture. The culmination of this research, combined with Barnes’s earlier porch documentation, will be used to create an exhibition and publication that posits the spatial mobility of this space from Africa to the United States.

About the 2021 Wheelwright Prize Finalists

The Wheelwright Prize jury commends the 2021 finalists for their outstanding applications:





































Luis Berríos-Negrón
Luis Berríos-Negrón is a Puerto Rican experimental architect and environmental artist investigating the forms of sculptural and spatial display being shaped by the forces of global warming. Recent exhibitions and installations include Anarquivo Negantrópico (Gammelgaard, Denmark, 2019), Wardian Table at Agropoetics (Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, 2019), Impasse Finesse Neverness (Museum of Ethnography and Archeology of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, 2017), Collapsed Greenhouse at Undisciplinary Learning (District, Berlin, 2016), and Earthscore Specularium at Experiment Stockholm (Färgfabriken Konsthall, Stockholm, 2015).

Berríos-Negrón received a PhD in Art, Technology, and Design from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Konstfack University of the Arts in Sweden. His dissertation is titled Breathtaking Greenhouse Parastructures, published by Konstfack Collection (2020). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Parsons New School, and a Master of Architecture from MIT. Berríos-Negrón lives and works between San Juan, Copenhagen, and Berlin.

With Remediating the Specularium: a deposition of colonial memory that may contribute to the geological timescales of the Anthropocene (so to learn to live, again), Berríos-Negrón asks: Is colonial memory the driver of global warming? In his PhD dissertation, Berríos-Negrón investigated this question through a critical deposition of the greenhouse technology from a Caribbean perspective. That approach was set to challenge and contribute to the scientific debate about the geological timelines and scales of the Anthropocene. For the Wheelwright Prize, Berríos-Negrón now looks to further that transhemispheric and decolonial contribution by making an intersectional repass of five medicinal gardens that he has worked with, on both sides of the Atlantic. Indirect and multi-perspectival methods are to be implemented, leading to comparative field work and reflexive documents. These will both inform, and be informed by, a process of careful, practice-based research interventions to take place in Puerto Rico. This iterative, complementary process is set to test the unfulfilled beginnings of—as well as more-than human divergences from—what Berríos-Negrón observes are the traumatic technics driving global warming and the messianic endings defining the current geological epoch.

Wheelwright proposal: Remediating the Specularium: a deposition of colonial memory that may contribute to the geological timescales of the Anthropocene (so to learn to live, again)



































Iulia Statica
Iulia Statica is an architect and currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Her research interests focus on the relationship between gender and domesticity in the development and transformation of housing infrastructures and urban landscapes in Eastern Europe and Latin America. She is the co-founder with Tao DuFour of the Office for Architecture, Urban and Environmental Research, a research-design practice based in New York and London. Their work explores questions of space and political ecology, most recently in their proposal, Together at the Table: Văcărești Park as Intergenerational Commons, as finalists for the competition for the Romanian Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale. She employs documentary film as an integral aspect of both research and practice; her latest documentary — My Socialist Home — is forthcoming in 2021.

Statica completed her PhD at the Department of Architecture at the University of Rome La Sapienza in 2016, and was awarded the Fellowship in Architecture at the Romanian Academy in Rome (2012-14). Between 2018 and 2019 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Latin American Studies Program, at Cornell University. She is the author of Urban Phantasmagorias: Domesticity, Production and the Politics of Modernity in Communist Bucharest (Routledge, forthcoming 2021). 

With Home and Beyond: Women, Care and the Architecture of Migration, Statica takes as a point of departure the deficit of care in developing countries due to the feminization of migration, seeking to explore new and changing patterns of domesticity. In doing so, Statica plans to interrogate the architect’s role today as both designer and humanist able to engage approaches to domestic space in the context of this global dynamic of migration. In light of current decolonial efforts in the theory and practice of architecture, the proposed research would contribute to understanding contemporary shifting practices of migration from the Global South to the Global North and their impact on the transformation of domesticity both as an everyday practice and as an architectural typology.

Wheelwright proposal: Home and Beyond: Women, Care and the Architecture of Migration


































Catty Dan Zhang
Catty Dan Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research and practice explore the design of active atmosphere at the convergence of digital media and architecture. Employing atmospheric and computational mediums, her work translates ordinary objects into performative and synergistic systems to visualize and to modulate ephemeral forms.

Zhang has practiced in the US and China. In 2020, she was selected as the winner of the inaugural Emerging Designer’s Exhibition Competition and had her solo exhibition entitled The Moving Air at the University of California at Berkeley, exploring a cultural-environmental paradigm of airflow as spatial agencies. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at venues such as the London Design Festival, Carnegie Museum of Arts, A+D Museum, Harvard GSD, among other institutions, and has received recognitions in international design awards and competitions including the AN Best of Design Awards and A+D Design Awards. Zhang was a finalist of the 2018 Wheelwright Prize. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University, a Master of Architecture with Honors from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master in Design Studies, Technology concentration, from Harvard GSD, where she was the 2017 recipient of the Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology and Sustainability.

With Shared Air: Space, Automation and Humanity in Architectures of Meat Processing, Zhang considers air as the spatial, sensorial, and psychological measure to offer an imaginary model unveiling the emergency and aftermath of the pandemic in meat processing plants across the global. Reflecting upon Sloterdijk’s criticism on fragmented atmosphere and individualized breathing spaces threatening social synthesis in contemporary architecture, the proposed research explores perceptions of shared atmosphere, making a case for humanity and automation. Through visual techniques and field studies, the investigation manifests current urgencies and contributes to the design culture as a critical lens through which we rethink infrastructural resiliency and longevity of technological adaptation.

Wheelwright proposal: Shared Air: Space, Automation and Humanity in Architectures of Meat Processing





INFORMATION
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About

General Information on the Wheelwright Prize

The Wheelwright Prize is an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support an expansive, intensive design research project. The Prize is dedicated to advancing original architectural research that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse. We seek individual applicants who are accomplished but emerging, who are resourceful and risk-taking, and who can make the most of this extraordinary opportunity to advance a research project that will have a significant impact on his or her own professional development, and on the discipline of architecture as a whole.

The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:

  • $100,000 prize to support the proposed research project
  • invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
  • possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication

 

Background on the Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship

Established in 1935 in memory of Arthur W. Wheelwright, Class of 1887, this traveling fellowship has afforded extraordinary experiences for generations of Harvard GSD alumni. The fellowship was conceived at a time when foreign travel was out of reach for many. The prize enabled several early Wheelwright fellows—including Paul Rudolph (1937–38), Eliot Noyes (1939–40), William Wurster (1942–43), and I. M. Pei (1950–51)—to embark on expeditions that largely followed the tradition of the Grand European Tour.

  • See a full list of past winners of the Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship.

  • Eligibility

    • Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates prior to January 2006 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between January 2006 and January 2021. Applicants need not be registered or licensed.
    • Applicants may not have received the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship previously.
    • Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently.
    • The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered.
    • Current Harvard GSD faculty, instructors, and staff are not eligible.
    • For winners based in the United States, some amount of research must be undertaken outside the country.
    • The Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.

    Application

    The application process is entirely online. No submissions will be accepted by mail. The 2022 Wheelwright Prize will begin accepting applications in Fall 2021. There is no fee to submit an application.




    Applicants must submit the following. (Materials must be in English.)

    1. Current CV.
    2. Portfolio (maximum of 10 images); each uploaded file should contain a single image, not spreads of multiple images. Each image must be dated and captioned. The jury is looking for personal work that demonstrates design talent; student projects may be included. If work is collaborative and/or generated by a firm, the applicant’s contribution to the work must specifically involve conceptual development and/or design, and the applicant’s role must be precisely identified.
    3. The portfolio may be supplemented by published articles or research papers written by applicant. Authored works should appear in their original format, with publication name and date clearly indicated (maximum 3, each clipping to be saved as a separate PDF). If original publication is not in English, please attach an English-language summary (maximum 2,500 characters) as an addendum to each PDF. If the clipping exceeds 15 pages, please create a compact PDF (no more than 10 pages) including a cover, sample pages, and brief summary (2,500 characters) of the text.
    4. A written description of proposed research project (maximum 6,000 characters). Applicants should articulate the relevance of their proposed research to the contemporary discipline of architecture. What are the consequences of the research project? How might it impact practice? Applicants should describe their proposed methodology and special insight, ability, and skill to execute your proposal. Strong proposals will demonstrate how the resources of the Wheelwright Prize will enable the project to be successful.
    5. List of three professional references (full name, affiliation, contact information, and relationship to the applicant). Letters are not required at this time.

     

    2022 Wheelwright Prize Jury will be announced in January.


    2021 Jury
    David Brown, David Hartt, Mark Lee, Megan Panzano, Sumayya Vally,
    Sarah M. Whiting

    2020 Jury
    Anna Puigjaner, Sarah M. Whiting, Mark Lee, Megan Panzano,
    Tom Emerson, Wonne Ickx

    2019 Jury
    Tatiana Bilbao, Loreta Castro Reguera, K. Michael Hays, Eric Höweler,
    Erik L'Heureux, Mohsen Mostafavi, Megan Panzano

    2018 Jury
    Jose Ahedo, Edward Eigen, Frida Escobedo, Michael Hays, Mark Lee,
    Mohsen Mostafavi, Michelle Wilkinson

    2017 Jury
    Gordon Gill, Mariana Ibañez, Gia Wolff, K. Michael Hays, Mohsen Mostafavi

    2016 Jury
    Eva Franch i Gilabert, Jeannie Kim, Kiel Moe, Rafael Moneo,
    Benjamin Prosky, K. Michael Hays, Mohsen Mostafavi

    2015 Jury
    Craig Evan Barton, Preston Scott Cohen, Sarah Herda, Elisa Silva,
    K. Michael Hays

    2014 Jury
    Shohei Shigematsu, Mohsen Mostafavi, Jorge Silvetti

    2013 Jury
    Yung Ho Chang, Farès el-Dahdah, Farshid Moussavi, Zoe Ryan,
    Mohsen Mostafavi, K. Michael Hays, Jorge Silvetti




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    Anna Puigjaner Wins 2016 Wheelwright Prize


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    Erik L'Heureux Wins 2015 Wheelwright Prize


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    Jose M. Ahedo Wins 2014 Wheelwright Prize


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    Press 2013

    Gia Wolff Wins 2013 Wheelwright Prize


    2013 Wheelwright Prize Announces Jury

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    Contact

    For information regarding Wheelwright Prize application
    and administration, please contact: info@wheelwrightprize.org

    For media inquiries, please contact:
    Travis Dagenais, TDagenais@gsd.harvard.edu  

    FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions

    1. I’m uncertain if my degree qualifies me to apply.
      The Wheelwright Prize is intended to support research that will impact practice. For this reason, we are making it available to those who have received a degree from a professionally accredited architecture program—in other words, a program that is the prerequisite to take licensure exams. Because degree programs vary from country to country, we do not specify the degree name or number of years in a program, but we expect applicants to hold the international equivalents of the U.S. professional architecture degree, the 5-year BArch or MArch I. Applicants must have received this degree in the 15 years prior to the prize cycle. (For example, applicants to the 2015 Wheelwright Prize cycle must have completed their degrees between 2000 and the prize deadline.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided the architecture degree was conferred within the past 15 years. Professional degrees in landscape architecture, urban planning, Ph.Ds, post-docs, et cetera, do not alone satisfy the eligibility requirement. There are other fellowships available for doctoral or post-doctoral research. This prize is intended for young practitioners.


    2. Do I have to be licensed?
      No.


    3. Do I have to have completed any built projects?
      No.


    4. Can I apply with a partner?
      No. The original terms of the fellowship specifies that the prize be awarded to single individual each year. Jurors review portfolios to assess personal talent and potential. Prizewinners may opt to collaborate with partners after the prize is conferred.


    5. What does the registration entail?
      The registration involves simply starting your application. You may opt not to complete or submit your application, of course. There is no fee to submit an application. It costs nothing to register.


    6. The portfolio requirement states that each slide should contain one image each.
      Can I combine images?

      The jury reviews the submissions as a projected slideshow. Slides that include several images are less legible than single images. We strongly advise against complicated portfolio-style layouts on single slides. If you must combine images, we recommend that you do not include more than 2 or 3 images. You will not be disqualified but please be aware that the jury has a limited amount of time to understand your work and legibility should be a priority.


    7. How do I secure “copyright and permissions” related to my artwork?
      We reserve the right to use any aspect of your submission to promote the Wheelwright Prize. Applicants are expected to secure reprint permission for the images they include in their applications. If you are submitting professional photographs, you must secure the photographer’s consent in the event that Harvard GSD decides to publish the work in conjunction with news about the prize. If the work belongs to a firm, the firm should be aware that it is included in your submission and may be reproduced in conjunction with news about this prize. We will ensure that all published images are captioned to include appropriate credits, as provided by applicants.


    8. What do you mean by “personal” work?
      We encourage you to submit work that demonstrates your personal design interests, approach, and “voice.” We understand that young architects are not likely to have a significant body of completed work. Speculative and student work are not only acceptable but expected! We also expect that many young architects may have spent extended periods working in firms. It is fine to submit firm work, though please include only projects with which you were substantially involved, and specify your role (preferably with respect to design).


    9. May I submit materials by mail?
      No, all applications must be submitted via our online platform.


    10. If I have applied in the past, may I reapply?
      Yes! We encourage people to reapply. Every year, the jury changes as does the applicant pool. Please try again! The application platform makes it easy for those reapplying to import their previously entered information. When you log in, you will see the information related to your previous application. Be sure to select the current prize program.


    11. Do I need to get letters of recommendation from my references?
      You do not need to submit letters at this time. If you are selected as a finalist, we will contact your references. We strongly advise that you notify your references about your application, should they be contacted.


    12. I am encountering problems with the online application platform, the registration fee, or having other technical difficulties.
      Please email info@wheelwrightprize.org if you experience any problems with the online platform or difficulties completing your submission.


    13. What are the obligations of the prizewinner?
      The winner of the Wheelwright Prize is expected to commence his/her research project within 12 months of winning the prize, and to complete it within 2 years. Winners based in the United States are expected to undertake some amount of research outside the country. Winners are not required to submit a report, but they will be invited to participate in programs at Harvard GSD (lecture series, publications, exhibitions).




    Past Fellows




    2020 Daniel Fernández Pascual, MArch 2008, ETSA Madrid, M.Sc. 2009,
    TU Berlin, M.Sc. 2010, Tongji University Shanghai, Ph.D. 2015,
    Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Research Being Shellfish:
    The Architecture of Intertidal Cohabitation
    Finalists: Bryony Roberts, New York, NY;
    and Gustavo Utrabo, São Paulo, Brazil.

    2019 Aleksandra Jaeschke, DDes 2018, Harvard GSD

    Research UNDER WRAPS:
    Architecture and Culture of Greenhouses
    Finalists: Maria Shéhérazade Giudici, London;
    and Garrett Ricciardi, Los Angeles, CA.

    2018 Aude-Line Dulière, MArch 2009, Harvard GSD

    Research Crafted Images:
    Material Flows, Techniques, and Uses in Set Design Construction
    Finalists: José Esparza Chong Cuy,Chicago, IL;
    Gustavo Utrabo, São Paulo, Brazil; and Catty Dan Zhang, Charlotte, NC.

    2017 Samuel Bravo, BArch 2009,
    Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

    Research Projectless:
    Architecture of Informal Settlements
    Finalists: Lucia Cella, Posadas, Misiones, Argentina;
    Andjela Karabašević, Belgrade, Serbia; and Farzin Lotfi-Jam, New York, NY.

    2016 Anna Puigjaner, BArch 2004, MArch 2008, Ph.D. 2014,
    Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona-Universitat
    Politècnica de Catalunya

    Research Kitchenless City:
    Architectural Systems for Social Welfare
    Finalists: Samuel Bravo, Santiago, Chile; Matilde Cassani, Milan;
    Pierpaolo Tamburelli, Milan

    2015 Erik L'Heureux, BArch 1996, Washington University in St. Louis
    MArch 2000, Princeton University

    Research Hot and Wet: The Equatorial City
    and the Architectures of Atmosphere
    Finalists: Malkit Shoshan, Amsterdam; Quynh Vantu, London

    2014 Jose M. Ahedo, MArch II 2008, Harvard GSD

    Research Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity
    Within an Animal Farming System
    Finalists: Ana Dana Beros, Zagreb; Alison Crawshaw, London;
    Masaki Iwamoto, Ho Chi Minh City; Jimenez Lai, Chicago, IL;
    Sean Lally, Chicago, IL; Kaz Yoneda, Tokyo

    2013 Gia Wolff, MArch 2008, Harvard GSD

    Research Floating City: The Community-Based
    Architecture of Parade Floats





    2010-2011 Elisa Silva
    MArch '02

    Interpreting Design Knowledge Through Latin American Slum Upgrading Efforts
    2009-2010 Ying Zhou
    MArch '07

    Urban loopholes and pragmatist landscapes: spatial productions and the Shanghai Expo 2010
    2008-2009 Mason White
    MArch '01

    Meltdown: Thawing Geographies in Arctic Russia
    2007-2008 Carlos Arnaiz
    MArch '03

    Four Experiments in Urbanism: The Modern University City in Latin America
    2006-2007 Miho Mazereeuw
    MArch/MLA '02

    Post-Disaster Architecture and Urbanism: 3 Cities along the Ring of Fire
    2005-2006 Joshua Comaroff
    MArch/MLA '01

    The Archaeology of Afro-Modernism
    2004-2005 Cecilia Tham
    MArch '02

    The Roundabout Spectacle
    2003-2004 Ker-Shing Ong
    MArch/MLA '02

    A City in Miniature
    2002-2003 Jeannie Kim
    MArch '00

    Stuck in the Middle Again
    2001-2002 Sze Tsung Leong
    MArch '98

    Endangered Spaces: The Casualties of Chinese Modernization
    2000-2001 Farès el-Dahdah
    MArch '96

    Utopian Superblocks: The Evolution of Brasilia's 1,200 Housing Slabs since 1960
    1999-2000 Paolo Bercah
    MAUD '89 DDES '92

    Architecture/Celebration
    1998-1999 Nana Last
    MArch '86

    Cartesian Grounds: The Extended Planes of Modernism
    1996-1997 James Favaro
    MArch '82

    The Influence of Underground Transportation on the Development of Cities
    1995-1996 Raveervarn Choksombatchai
    MArch '87

    Seam: Connecting Spatial Fabric
    1994-1995 Edwin Y. Chan
    MArch'85

    The Glass Building Revisited
    1993-1994 Richard M. Sommer
    MArch '88

    Traces of the Iron Curtain: A Creative Redescription
    1992-1993 Jeffrey A. Murphy
    MArch '86

    Housing Courtyards of the Amsterdam School
    1991-1992 Roger Sherman
    MArch '85

    The Simulation of Nature: Alvar Aalto and the Architecture of Mis en Scene
    1990-1991 Holly Getch
    MArch '91

    Conventions of Representation and Strategies of Urban Space from the 18th to the Early 20th Centuries: Juvarra, Repton, Schinkel, Le Corbusier

    1989-1990 Wellington Reiter
    MArch '86

    The Walled City Reconsidered: A Study of Roman Passage Architecture
    1988-1989 Elizabeth A. Williams
    MArch '85

    Event, Place, Precedent: The Urban Festival in Western Europe
    1987-1988 Linda Pollak
    MArch '85

    The Picturesque Promenade: Temporal Order in the Space of Modernism
    1986-1987 Christopher Doyle
    MArch '85

    Sequence and Microsequence: Urban Drama in Baroque Italy
    Frances Hsu
    MArch '85

    Transformation of the Landscape in Modernism: Gardens of Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier
    1985-1986 Paul John Grayson
    MArch '56

    Housing and Lifecare Facilities Planning and Design for the Elderly in Japan, Israel, Europe
    1982-1983 Joanna Lombard
    MArch '77

    American Gardens and the European Precedent: A Design Analysis of Public Space and Cultural Translation
    1981-1982 Hector R. Arce
    MArch '77

    The Grid as Underlying Structure: A Study of the Urbanism of Gridded Cities in Latin America
    1979-1980 Nelson K. Chen
    MArch '78

    Indigenous Patterns of Housing and Processes of Urban Development in Europe and Southeast Asia
    1978-1979 Susie Kim
    MAUD, '77

    Time-Lapse Architecture in Sicily
    1976-1977 Corky Poster
    MArch '73

    Leon J. Goldberg
    MArch '72

    Housing Facilities for the Elderly: A Cross-Cultural Study
    1974-1975 Alan Chimacoff
    MArch '68

    An Investigation of the Relationship between Architecture and Urban Design of Significant European Urban Centers and their Exploration of Formal, Spatial, Geometric, Proportional, and Scalar Characteristics

    1973-1974 Klaus Herdeg
    MAUD '64

    Formal Structure of Public Architecture in Persia and Turkestan
    1972-1973 Ozdemir Erginsav
    MArch '61, MAUD '63

    1971-1972 Minoru Takeyama
    MArch '60

    1970-1971 Theodore Liebman
    MArch '63

    1969-1970 Robert Kramer
    MArch '60

    1968-1969 Adele Marie de Souza Santos
    MAUD '63

    1967-1968 William H. Liskamm
    MArch '56

    1966-1967 William Lindemulder
    MArch '58

    1965-1966 Peter Woytok
    MArch '62

    1964-1965 William Morgan
    MArch '58

    1963-1964 Paul Krueger
    MArch '59

    1962-1963 B. Frank Schlesinger
    MArch '54

    Water and the Urban Image
    1961-1962 Albert Szabo
    MArch '52

    1960-1961 Donald Craig Freeman
    MArch '57

    1959-1960 John C. Haro
    MArch '55

    1958-1959 Paul Mitarachi
    MArch '50

    1957-1958 Don Hisaka
    MArch '53

    1956-1957 George F. Conley
    BArch '53

    1955-1956 Dolf Hermann Schnebli
    MArch '54

    1954-1955 Ferdinand Frederick Bruck
    1953-1954 Royal Alfred McClure
    MArch '47

    1952-1953 William J. Conklin
    MArch '50

    Gottfied Paul Csala
    BArch '54

    Helmut Jacoby
    BArch '54

    Edward Stutt
    MArch '53

    1951-1952 Frederick D. Holister
    MArch '53

    Donald Emanuel Olsen
    MArch '46

    1950-1951 Ieoh Ming Pei
    MArch '46

    Jacek von Henneberg
    MArch '51

    Jerry Neal Leibman

    1949-1950 Henry Louis Horowitz
    MArch '50

    Jean Claude Mazet
    MArch '50

    Edward Chase Weren

    George Elliot Rafferty
    MArch '50

    1948-1949 Vaughn Papworth Call
    MRP '49

    1947-1948 Joseph Douglas Carroll, Jr.
    MCP '47

    1946-1947 Jean Paul Carlhian
    MCP '47

    Noel Buckland Dant
    MRP '48

    Martin Daniel Meyerson
    MCP '49

    1945-1946 William Lindus Cody Wheaton

    Kurt Augustus Mumm
    BCP '46

    Ira Rakatansky
    MArch '46

    Stanley Salzman
    MArch '46

    1944-1945 Robert William Blachnik
    MArch '45

    Alvaro Ortega
    MArch '45

    Theodore Jan Prichard
    MArch '44

    Helge Westermann
    MArch '48

    1943-1944 Christopher Tunnard

    1942-1943 Albert Evans Simonson

    William W. Wurster

    1941-1942 Phillip Emile Joseph

    1940-1941 Leonard James Currie
    MArch '38

    1939-1940 Eliot Fette Noyes
    MArch '38

    1938-1939 Walter H.Kilham, Jr.
    MArch '28

    1937-1938 Constantine A. Pertzoff

    1936-1937 Newton Ellis Griffith

    Paul Marvin Rudolph
    MArch '47

    Walter Egan Trevett

    1935-1936 RPrentice Bradley
    MArch '33




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